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Suh Earns More Money for His Super Rookie Season

The Detroit Free Press reports that rookie of the year Ndamukong Suh earned a little more cash with his excellent rookie year in 2010.

Suh, the defensive rookie of the year, and Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson were among 46 players listed on the Web site macsfootballblog.com as having triggered changes in their base salaries for the 2011 season.

Suh, who was due to make $405,000 in base salary next year, is now due $1.405 million. Johnson actually saw his 2011 base salary decrease from just over $10.45 million to $8.875 million. His base salary in 2012, however, jumps from just under $12.425 million to $14 million, the same $1.575 million or so it goes down next year.

It’s unknown what escalators each player hit to cause the changes in salary, but wild fluctuations in base numbers are not uncommon, especially in complicated rookie deals — which both players still have.


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